Earlier this week B-lyn (one of our midwives) texted to say that her mother was on her way to the hospital. Her mother Lina had developed severe pre-eclampsia at only 6 1/2 months pregnant. Pre-eclampsia is a dangerous disease of pregnancy for which there is no cure. The only way to prevent convulsions and multi-organ failure is to deliver the baby. It was an incredibly hard decision for B-lyn’s family to make, whether to terminate the pregnancy or see if Lina could hang on for a few more weeks in order for the baby to develop. Lina’s condition rapidly deteriorated after 2 days in the hospital and the only decision that made sense was to have an emergency C-section. I sent out an email to all of our prayer supporters asking them to pray for a miracle, that somehow this little baby would survive. There are no incubators at the local hospital, and emergency care for preemies is almost nonexistent.
March 16 at 8 pm baby Abira Nessa came into the world crying like a champ! I was able to attend the C-section and helped take care baby Abira after she was born. She weighed in at 3 ½ pounds and showed no signs of respiratory distress. Absolutely amazing!!
Please continue to pray as Lina and baby Abira are still at the hospital recovering. Lina is downstairs and the baby is upstairs – they haven’t even been allowed to meet each other yet! Please pray that the doctors will have wisdom and make good decisions for both of them.
Please pray that the family will find the money to pay all of their hospital bills as they will no doubt amount to more than the family could hope to make in a year.If you would like to help with Lina and baby Abira’s hospital bills, you can donate through paypal (click on the donate icon) and include a note designating it for the Pullis family. I will make sure that every penny gets to the family.